My House: No Surface Is Safe From Paint—or Wallpaper—in Marita White’s Wild Seattle Home

During the pandemic, the schoolteacher harnessed the power of color to transform her early-1900s home and her life.

"I was teaching over Zoom from home, and on my lunch breaks I would just paint something," says Marita White. The teacher-turned-designer lives with her daughter and their pets in a 750-square-foot Seattle-area home built in the early 1900s, which, over the course of the pandemic, became a canvas for color and patterns. The first area to go under the brush was the living room.

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